theater http://wamc.org en The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice http://wamc.org/post/phoenicia-international-festival-voice-0 <p><a href="http://www.phoeniciavoicefest.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">promotes the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace and artistic expression through presenting world class performances in Phoenicia, New York and surrounding areas. From opera to gospel, world music to Broadway, the Festival celebrates the human voice in all its multi-faceted glory. This year’s festival takes place July </span>30th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through August </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95342 at http://wamc.org The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage http://wamc.org/post/breaking-code-barrington-stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Breaking the Code</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Hugh </span>Whitemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s </span>Boyd-Quinson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mainstage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, MA through August </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, <em>Breaking the Code</em> tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95408 at http://wamc.org "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage The 7th Annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival http://wamc.org/post/7th-annual-mount-tremper-arts-summer-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 7th annual <a href="http://www.mounttremperarts.org/">Mount Tremper Arts</a> Summer Festival is up and running through August 23rd featuring groundbreaking music events, visceral dance works and boundary-pushing theater. The festival showcases risk-taking work, but also fosters an environment where audiences and artists can come together to form a community that values dialogue and experimentation.</p><p>The festivals remaining events this year include four world premieres!</p><p>Co-founder and Artistic Director Mathew Pokoik and Executive Director Abigail Guay join us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95324 at http://wamc.org The 7th Annual Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/anna-chlumsky-living-love-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in Williamstown, MA co-starring in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Living on Love</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a play about an opera diva - played by </span>Renée<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Flemming<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, her </span>mastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> husband played by Douglas Sills, and the autobiography ghostwriters - played by </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Justin Long - who come between them. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95286 at http://wamc.org Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival Bob Goepfert Reviews "Hands On A Hardbody" http://wamc.org/post/bob-goepfert-reviews-hands-hardbody <p>“Hands on a Hardbody,” is a tender, contemporary musical about the American dream.&nbsp; It’s about ten people who enter a contest that demands a person keep at least one hand on a truck until all others drop out.&nbsp; The last person standing wins the vehicle.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Bob Goepfert 95202 at http://wamc.org Community Mourns Loss Of Local Theater Legend http://wamc.org/post/community-mourns-loss-local-theater-legend <p>The Glens Falls region is remembering the life of William "Bill" Woodward, an active member of the community who was at the core of performing arts scene for decades. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 95033 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-patrick-shanleys-danish-widow-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include <em>Moonstruck</em>, <em>Joe Versus the Volcano</em>, <em>Welcome to The Moon</em>, <em>Savage in Limbo</em>, <em>Outside Mullingar</em>, <em>Doubt: A Parable</em>&nbsp;- for stage, the title shortened to <em>Doubt</em> when it was adapted to film.</p><p>His new play, <em>The Danish Widow</em>, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94975 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse "Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep http://wamc.org/post/smokey-joes-caf-capital-rep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em> - a musical revue featuring primarily the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It has the distinction of being longest running revue on Broadway.</p><p>Better than that, though, it has just a ton of incredibly fun and iconic songs.</p><p><a href="http://www.capitalrep.org">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY presents <em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em> Tuesday, July 15 to Sunday, August 10 and we are fortunate to be joined at The Linda by that production's musical director, Benet Braun and cast members Christopher Brasfield, Justin Scott Brown, Laura D’andre, Lulu Fall, Gizel Jimenez, Jannie Jones, Benjamin Mapp, Correy West, Jason Veasey.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94651 at http://wamc.org "Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/whale-adirondack-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Samuel D. Hunter’s award-winning and critically acclaimed new play, <em>The Whale</em>, opens tonight at The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Fall, NY last night as part of <a href="http://www.atfestival.org/the-whale/">The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s</a> 2014 season. The production is directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven.</p><p>Charlie, a 600-lb man is slowly eating himself to an early grave. His caretaker and friend, Liz, has been trying to get Charlie to see a doctor for years, to no avail. Charlie teaches online writing courses from his Idaho apartment; his weight keeps him isolated from the physical world outside. His daughter, Ellie, a teenager who’s pushing against the adults in her life, suddenly shows up at his door. So does Elder Thomas, a young Mormon on his two-year mission. Charlie deals with more than weight issues; issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present.</p><p>We are joined now by two actors from the production, Timothy Carter who plays Charlie and Brenny Rabine who plays Liz.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94644 at http://wamc.org "The Whale" At Adirondack Theatre Festival "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/your-arms-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>In Your Arms</em> is a new play with love-themed vignettes written by Douglas Carter Bean, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage and Alfred Urhy.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of <em>Newsies</em> and <em>South Pacific</em>, and composer Stephen Flaherty (<em>Ragtime</em>, <em>Once on This Island</em>) bring the vignettes to life through music and dance - using the stories penned by the playwrights but not their words.</p><p><em>In Your Arms</em> is the second Mainstage show of this summer’s New York Stage and Film <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli joins us.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94619 at http://wamc.org "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse